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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
>>> swing state support a news cbs news poll shows president obama holding a significant lead over mitt romney in three key states. >> road to the future. google paves the way for a car that can drive and park itself. >> i expect self-driving cars will be far more safer. the >> immaculate misconception, nfl backs up a controversial decision made by the replacement officials but the call is raising questions about the referee lockout and becoming a campaign issue. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 26, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the race for the white house has taken a new turn. less than six weeks before the presidential election sprab wpr obama is widening his lead over mitt romney. it's estimated 270 are solidly behind president obama or leaning in his direction while 206 votes are in mitt romney agencies camp. cbs news quinnipiac university "new york times" poll said president obama has gained significant ground over mitt romney in ohio, pennsylvania and florida. we have more on this. >> reporter: good morn
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Sep 21, 2012 4:00am EDT
>>> campaign, mitt romney pounces on president obama's statement that washington can't be transformed from the inside. >> i can change washington, i will change washington. we'll get the job done from the inside. >> iphone frenzy. long lines form as apple starts selling the next generation of its blockbuster smartphone. >>> national pride. the washington nationals clinch a playoff spot bringing post-season baseball to the nation's capital for the first time in nearly 80 years. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 21, 2012. good morning everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm anne-marie green. the first in person vote for campaign 2012 will be cast today. two states begin early voting. early voting accounted for a record 30% of all votes cast in the 2008 election. meanwhile both presidential candidates will be looking for votes in key battleground states today. program is in virginia, mitt romney is in nevada. he has a new battle cry. he's accusing the president of surrendering his ability to change washington. >> reporter: mitt romney jumped all over thi
NBC
Sep 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
>>> candidate conversation. president obama and mitt romney battle over taxes in separate interviews for "60 minutes." >> he seems to have only one note, tax cuts for the wealthy, and rolling back regulations as a recipe for success. >> i'll not raise taxes on middle income folks. oil not lower the share of taxes paid by high income individuals. >>> imposter in the air. a man claiming to be an airline pilot is accused of flying in the cockpit of a passenger jet. >>> heavy heart. nfl player shines on the field just hours after losing a family member. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 24, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney is in colorado today and begins a bus tour in ohio tomorrow. he's cutting down on fundraising and spend more time with voters. he admits he's slipping behind the president in several key swing states. today in ohio obama campaign targets romney's comments about americans who don't pay taxes. last night president obama and mitt romney made their case. >> reporter: good morning. this is t
NBC
Sep 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
bill clinton makes a spirited case for president obama's re-election. >>> demolition dust-up. spectators scramble when a cloud of dust shifts their way after a building demolition in france. >>> and lucky ducks. heart-stopping video shows a family of ducks' treacherous heart-stopping video shows a family of ducks' treacherous trip across a busy highway. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a rousing defense. former president bill clinton was greeted like a rock star last night at the democratic national convention, delivering a speech which ringingly endorsed president obama and answered accusations launched at last week's republican convention. nbc's tracie potts is live for us in charlotte. she has more on this. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. he is arguably the strongest voice in the democratic party right now. last night he was right here explaining why he thinks the current president needs four mo
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Sep 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
today," personal appeal. first lady michelle obama makes a passionate case for her husband's second term. >>> crash course. a car slams into a restaurant on its very first day of business. >>> and out of this world. nasa gives kids a chance to name >>> and out of this world. nasa gives kids a chance to name a piece of cosmic history. captions pd for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with cheerleader in chief. at the democratic national convention in charlotte last night, first lady michelle obama delivered an impassioned speech designed to both to sway wavering voters and light a fire under the party's base. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from charlotte. she has more on this. tracie, good morning to you. >> lynn, good morning. aids tell us michelle obama was very involved to putting this speech together. it was a fiery start to the convention and we have more coming up tonight. democrats bring in their heavyweight tonight, former president bill clinton. th
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
. elsewhere, president obama addressed the united nations general assembly where syria and iran took center stage. nbc's steve handles men reports from new york. >> reporter: president obama aimed his u.n. speech at american voters and at most muslims who he said do not hate. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocence. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: there was no sympathy from the president, but he called for a deeper look into the root causes of anti-u.s. muslim rioting and demanded muslim leaders do more now. >> it is time to marginalize those who, even when not directly resorting to violence, use hatred of america or the west or israel as the central organizing principle of politics. >> reporter: iran's president, ahmadinejad, called for elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be containe
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Sep 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> this morning on "early today," riding a wave. president obama gets a post-convention boost, while mitt romney makes surprising comments on health care. >>> house of cards. explosives reduces a texas tower to rubble within seconds. >>> and cyber snare. why searching for this "harry potter" star online could be hazardous to your computer's potter" star online could be hazardous to your computer's health. potter" star could be hazardous to your computer's health. >>> hello, and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. a new poll finds president obama enjoying a post convention bounce in popularity. according to a poll of likely voters, 40% favor president obama while 43% prefer his republican rival mitt romney. tracie potts has the latest from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. rasmussen and gallup over the weekend show a 40% increase for president obama over mitt romney. not so surprising over the convention, but this was a surprise. the only thing more surprising than this is the fact that scott vanduzen a big fan president obama -- he said
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
remember officials on the field for tonight's game. >> duelling campaign. president obama and mitt romney take the race for the white house to the key state of virginia today. >>> mona lisa 1.0. there's evidence that leonardo davinci created the original version of the iconic paint this this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 27, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. when the baltimore ravens and cleveland browns take the field tonight the nfl's regular officiating crews will be calling the game. at the stroke of midnight the league and referees ended a three month lockout of the officials. the deal was struck after two days of marathon negotiations and controversial call to the end of monday night's game. after a series of miscalls, run ins with coaches and players, and on field confusion, the nfl referees are heading to the sideline. the league and officials union agreed on a tentative eight year contract that will put the normal officiating crews back on field. goodell said we look forward to having the finest officials in sports back on field. now
NBC
Sep 20, 2012 4:00am PDT
begin with campaign battleground. president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in the swing state of florida today, where both candidates will likely play up their policy on immigration and trade more jabs over comments each has made in the past. nbc's brian mooar has details for us live from washington. brian, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. the romney campaign is pulling a page from the 2008 playbook accusing president obama of trying to redistribute the wealth. as president obama and mitt romney cross paths today in the critical battleground state of florida, their war for the white house has shifted to a skirmish over videotapes. romney's assessment of obama supporters secretly recorded during a private fundraiser earlier this year is still causing problems for his campaign, so republicans are firing back. they're using a 1998 recording of then state senator barack obama talking about making government more efficient at a loyola university chicago conference. >> i think trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources a
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
wavering for coaches, players, and fans. jay gray, nbc news. >>> president obama and republican candidate mitt romney campaign today in the important battleground state of ohio. yesterday president obama addressed the united nations general assembly where syria and iran took center stage. nbc's tracie potts joins us with those details. >> reporter: good morning. the focus ohio, as you said, a key battleground state where the president now has a big lead. >> i accept that people will call me awful things every day, and i will always defend their right to do so. >> fresh off his speech at the united nations, president obama heads to ohio today with an eight-point lead according to "the washington post." mitt romney is there today, too, talking jobs and taxes. >> is there anybody who thinks that raising taxes will help grow the economy? >> no! >> his plan is to continue what he has done before. the status quo has not worked. >> romney attacking someone on taxes? that's like me attacking someone for being fashion nat in politics. >> reporter: romney is at a two-day bus tour with his running m
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Sep 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> this morning on "early today," opening day. first lady michelle obama gets set for center stage at the democratic national convention. >>> gentle giant. hollywood mourns the loss of oscar-nominated actor michael clarke duncan. >> and naughty no more. england's prince harry steps out out for the very first time england's prince harry steps out out for the very first time since his naked ro in vegas. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with convention kick-off. the democratic national convention officially begins in charlotte tonight where first lady michelle obama will take the stage and try to convince undecided voters that her husband deserves a second term. nbc's tracie potts joins us live with all those details. she's in charlotte for us. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. behind the stage where it all gets started tonight, the stage where we will see michelle obama, but not where we'll see the president. he's going to b
NBC
Sep 7, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> this morning on "early today," moving forward. president obama presents his vision to the country as he accepts the democratic nomination. >>> murder verdict. ex-cop drew peterson is convicted of the 2004 murder of his wife kathleen savio. >>> and a rare display. harry is an apache helicopter >>> and a rare display. harry is an apache helicopter pilot. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. and today we begin with the final countdown. with election day just two months away, the end of the democrats' convention last night marks a fresh starting point in the race for the white house, nbc's tracie pots joins us from charlotte with more on this. >>> they're breaking down now. it was a packed house. it was at capacity early in the evening, hours before president obama spoke. ♪ make it easy on me now >> reporter: after a final night of music, jokes. >> i know it's an empty chair. it makes you nervous, doesn't it? >> reporter: and speeches includin
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Sep 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >>> this morning on "early today," riding a wave. president obama gets a post-convention boost, while both candidates spar over the economy. >>> house of cards. explosives reduces a texas tower to rubble within seconds. >>> and cyber snare. why searching for this "harry potter" star could be hazardous to your computer's health. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with still riding high. days after the democrats' convention ended, a new poll saying president obama enjoying a post-convention boost in popular. 47% favor president obama while 43% prefer his republican rival mitt romney. nbc's brian miller reports. >> reporter: the president of the united states may be considered the most powerful man on earth, but scott van doozen is no slouch. the florida pizza shop owner is a registered republican but a fan of the president, and clearly a really big fan. >> man, are you a power lifter or what? >> reporter: mitt romney opted for a slightly quieter photo on, going to church with his wife ann
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with foreign affairs. president obama will take a brief diplomatic detour from his campaign front lines to address the simmering crises in iran, syria, and the broader muslim world before the united nations general assembly. nbc's steve handelsman reports from washington. >>> president obama headed to new york with critics assailing his priorities. he'll address the united nations but make another campaign appearance on "the view" instead of meeting one on one with world leaders. >> there are all kinds of things i want to do in the second term. >> reporter: no meetings scheduled with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's angered democrats by demanding a tougher obama stance on iran. on "60 minutes" he seemed to talk about netanyahu. >> anything i do is right for the american people and i am going to block out any noise that's out there. >> reporter: the white house claims what the present meant was. >> his objective is to take every step possible to enhance israel's security. >> reporter: mr. obama had downplayed anti-american ri
NBC
Sep 19, 2012 4:00am EDT
. he's now trailing the president in three swing states. >>> president obama goes on late night television and attacks comments mitt romney made about 47% of americans who don't pay income tax. >> if you want to be president you have to work for everybody not just for some. >> back to school. chicago teachers are heading back to the classroom today after voting to end their first strike in 25 years. >>> a religious scholar unveils evidence that jesus may have had a wife. this is the cbs "this morning" news for wednesday september 19, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning mitt romney continues to deal with short fallout over those comments he made in which he said over half of all americans believe they are victims. romney addressed the issue last night. he's not backing down. romney said government should not take from some to give to others. on the tape romney also talked about the chances of peace in the middle east. he said the palestinians don't want peace and are committed to the elimination of israel. >> we have a potentially v
NBC
Sep 7, 2012 4:00am EDT
today," moving forward. president obama presents his vision to the country as he accepts the democratic nomination. >>> murder verdict. ex-cop drew peterson is convicted of the 2004 murder of his wife kathleen savio. >>> and a rare display. pieces of the late neil armstrong's historic space suit go on display for the first time in a decade. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the final countdown. with election day just two months away, the end of the democrats' convention last night marks a fresh starting point in the race for the white house, and last night president obama made his appeal for a second term saying the election is a clear choice between two different paths for america. nbc's steve handelman reports. >> liberty and justice for all! >> reporter: a symbol of recovery. arizona's gabby giffords led the pledge and amped up the energy for the president. he wanted to fire up democrats but barack obama aimed his speech at undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to rally around a set of goals
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
his job. >>> president obama and mitt romney will argue domestic issues next week. the obama campaign released a scathing commercial taking a shot at romney's remarks that 47% of americans don't pay income tax. >>. >> 47% of the people, who believe they are victims that have the government has a responsibility to them. believe they are entitled. >> romney put out two new ads. susan mcginnis is in washington with all of this this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi. romney is in pennsylvania today, not airing any ads in the state today. this is a state that hasn't supported a republican in nearly 25 years. apparently his visit, according to his aides talking privately is more about fund-raising to try to sort of slow the president's momentum with early voting in many areas under way. early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
obama will take a brief diplomatic detour from his campaign front lines to address the simmering crises in iran, syria, and the broader muslim world before the united nations general assembly. nbc's tracie potts joins us with those details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. there's a lot at stake here. the president is explaining where we stand on some of the big issues internationally, but also this is a big issue and a big speech for the president himself politically. >> first thing is first here. we do have an election ahead. i've got a lot of things i want to do in a second term. >> reporter: president obama on "the view" before speaking to the united nations general assembly today. aides say he will focus on the recent unrest in the middle east and the death of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in libya. mitt romney is criticizing him for calling these events bumps in the road. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. >> considering those events, either one of them or all of them c
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Sep 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on "early today." road to charlotte. president obama stops off in ohio and new orleans before tomorrow's dnc kickoff. >>> mystery ship. isaac's pounding surf washes up what could be a civil war-era vessel. >>> and, royal sea england's prince andrew goes to great heights for a good cause. >> this is "early today" for monday, september 3rd, 2012. >> hello and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with labor day on the campaign trail. while much of the country has the day off, president obama will be hard at work before heading to the democratic national convention tomorrow. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from charlotte with the details. traci, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. i'm standing in front of the stadium where we will see president obama speak here in charlotte later in the week. but first he is on a campaign trip that he calls road to charlotte. today he'll be in ohio and storm-ravaged louisiana. but first, take a look. the president in boulder, colora colorado, on sunday talking about the republicans' convention
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Sep 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
refs on the field. >>> candidate clash, president obama and mitt romney nearly clash as they cross key battleground states. >>> and under the sea. google takes its virtual street >>> and under the sea. google takes its virtual street view to incredible new depths. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with game on. late last night the nfl reached a tentative deal with its referees and that ended this season's lockout. anger over the use of replacement refs spilled over after monday night's contest between the green bay packers and seattle seahawks. the fill in refs awarded a game-winning touchdown to seattle though many felt the packers had made an interception. well, two days of marathon labor negotiations followed. the refs still have to vote on the deal, but commissioner roger goodell has lifted the lockout just in time for tonight's match-up between the cleveland browns and baltimore ravens. nbc's fred roggin will have full details coming up in sports. >>> first president obama and presidential candidate mitt ro
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Sep 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
. president obama vows justice will be done after the horrific killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> money out the window. bank robbery suspects hurl cash during a high-speed police chase. >>> and baby buzz? what england's duchess kate has been turning down that's sparking pregnancy rumors. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm mara schiavocampo. today, we begin with firing back. in response to deadly attacks in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three diplomats, an elite group of marines has been sent to ramp up security at u.s. facilities in libya's capital. meanwhile, the violence has spread to yemen's capital this morning, where protesters have attacked the u.s. embassies. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, mara, good morning. good morning, everyone. here on capitol hill, the senate is condemning what happened in benghazi, calling it unacceptable and unjustifiable. meantime, as you mentioned, mara, there are
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
street journal marist poll shows president obama leading mitt romney in new hampshire. the two, however, are neck in >> reporter: earlier this week we were reporting new numbers for ohio and florida where president obama had a lead. new polls tell us in some battleground states it's much closer. mitt romney's message to donors last night. romney is only two points behind president obama there, but seven points behind in new hampshire. >> now your job is in danger. >> reporter: both sides came out swinging with new campaign ads on thursday. >> if i could sit down around with you at your kitchen table, here is what i would say. >> reporter: something new called economic patriotism. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> romney saying the nation's debt is more than just paper. >> that is held by somebody. someone holds that. >> reporter: even supporters are split on how romney can win this race. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> he needs to stick be the facts. it's all about the economy.
NBC
Sep 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on early today, murder in benghazi. president obama vows justice will be done after the horrific killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> money out the window. bank robbery suspects hurl cash after a high speed chase. > and baby buzz, what kate has been turning down that's > and baby buzz, what kate has been turning down that's sparking pregnancy rumors. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. today we begin with firing back. in response to deadly attacks in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador u.s. war slips been sent to the coast and an elite group of marines will ramp up security. all of this as the obama administration responds to criticism from republican rifle mitt romney while investigating whether the attacks were specifically coordinated to take place on the anniversary of 9/11. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: in cairo, another demonstration at the u.s. embassy. and after what happened in libya, president obama was harsh. in an interview on telemundo. >> they don't have tradition
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Sep 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
officially begins in charlotte tonight where first lady michelle obama will take the stage and try to convince undecided voters that her husband deserves a second term. nbc's tracy potts joins us live there. she has the details from charlotte. tracie, good morning. >> hi, lynn. behind the stage where it all gets started tonight, the stage where we'll see michelle obama, but not where we'll see the president. he'll be a few blocks away at the bank of america before he arrives to make his case here in charlotte. last night president obama told hurricane victims -- >> nobody's a democrat or republican. we're all just americans. >> but not in charlotte this week. heal accept the democratic nomination on thursday i'll offer you what i believe is a better passport. >> tonight we hear from michelle obama. she checked out the stage monday. >> she's going talk about the president she knows, the husband she married, and, of course, the father to her children. >> maryland's govern and san antonio's mayor julian castro also speak tonight. castro is the first latino to give a keynote address, t
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Sep 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
convention in charlotte last night first lady michelle obama delivered an impassioned speech designed to both sway wavering voters and light a fighter under the party's base. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from charlotte. she has more on this. good morning to you. >> lynn, good morning to you. a bit of backstory. aides say the ideas she talked about last night were her own, that she knew exactly what she wanted to say in this speech. it was a fiery kick-off to this convention, and there's more to come tonight. democrats bring in their heavyweight tonight, former president bill clinton, the only person more popular in a recent gallup poll, michelle obama. she brought democrats to their feet last night with a rousing speech about decisions based on family values. >> in the end, for barack, these issues aren't political. they're personal because barack knows what it means when a family struggles. >> a message aimed at women. >> he believes that women are more capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care. he didn't care whether it was the easy thing to do politically,
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Sep 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
>>> foreign affairs. president obama gets ready to address the u.n. general assembly on iran and syria while his handling of the turmoil of the middle east is being questioned by mitt romney. >>> fatal fire. at least one person has been killed by a wind-stoked wildfire burning east of san diego. >>> and monday night madness. the green bay packers come up on the short end of another controversial call by the nfl's replacement refs. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. president obama takes a brief break from the campaign trail today to address the united nations general assembly. but with just six weeks until the election and his foreign policy under attack from the romney campaign, that address will target american voters as well as world leaders. last night here in new york, secretary of state hillary clinton met with egypt's new islamist president mohamed morsi. two weeks ago, demonstrators overran the u.s. embassy in clinton. morsi assured her it was egypt's duty. >> reporter: president obama is prepared to told the
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Sep 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
anniversary. president obama will stay in washington and participate in ceremonies at the white house and the pentagon. monday families already gathered near shanksville, pennsylvania, along with defense secretary leon panetta. they were remembering the victims who died fighting to keep their plane from reaching the capitalcapital. >> they gave their lives for all they loved. they gave their lives for the families they loved and for the country they loved. and there is no greater sacrifice >> reporter: back in lower manhattan construction is resuming on the memorial museum that sat unfinished for nearly a year while the port authority, which owns the site, battled over financing with the memorial foundation. >> i'm gratified that on the eve of 9/11 we're able to announce an agreement that i think will ensure the completion of the 9/11 museum. >> without a museum this memorial doesn't teach you anything. it doesn't tell them anything about what happened on that day. >> reporter: a positive step forward on a project that for many will make this tribute complete. and some more relief for
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Sep 14, 2012 4:00am PDT
the nation including our pacific time zone. i'm mara schiavocampo. today we begin with high alert. the obama administration is bracing for another day of major demonstrations in parts of the muslim world after today's weekly prayers. meanwhile, there's a new development in the investigation into this week's consulate killings in libya. nbc's tracie potts has the very latest from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. good morning, everyone. we've evacuated our folks out of benghazi to tripoli. in tripoli the embassy is at bare bones emergency staff only, as authorities fear more violence throughout the region. more demonstrations overnight. more tear gas. more rocks thrown at police. so far, more than 200 have been injured in protests at 11 u.s. compounds. and despite a call for calm by egypt's president, there's concern about more violence today after friday prayer. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the fbi is sending a team from new york to germany, then benghazi, to investigate. libya
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Sep 21, 2012 4:00am PDT
with target audience. a day after drilling down on immigration issues in florida, both the obama and romney campaign will focus on florida's aging voters at an aarp convention today. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with those details. brian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. today the message pivots from immigration to medicare, from latinos to the aarp. the presidential campaigns are reaching out to older americans today, a day after the focus was on hispanic voters in the key battleground state of florida. at a candidate's forum on the univision spanish tv network, president obama expressed frustration he hasn't done more on a key issue for latinos, immigration reform. >> and the most important lesson i've learned is that you can't change washington from the inside, you can only change it from the outside. >> reporter: republican mitt romney pounced on that explanation. >> the president today threw in the white flag of surrender again. his surrender was, yes, we can. his slogan now is, no, i can't. this is time for a new president. >> reporter: but romney's tone ha
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Sep 14, 2012 4:30am EDT
-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. today we begin with high alert. the obama administration is bracing for another day of major demonstrations in parts of the muslim world after today's weekly prayer. meanwhile, there's a new development into the investigation of this week's killings in libya. nbc's tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: mara, good morning, there have been arrests in the killings. our workers who were in benghazi have all been evacuated to tripoli. there there are only emergency staff working in the embassy as there are fears today across the pond and here about more violence in the region. more demonstrations overnight. more tear gas. more rocks thrown at police. so far, more than 200 have been injured in protests at 11 u.s. compounds and despite a call for calm by egypt's president, there's concern about more violence today after friday prayer. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. >> reporter: the fbi is sending a team from new york to germany, then ben ghazbenghazi. they said they're
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Sep 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
has more on all of this. -- tracie, good morning to you. >> president obama pulls ahead just slightly more than he was a month ago. five points ahead of mitt romney in that latest poll a among likely voters. the nbc wall street journal poll. all of this as romney tries to bounce back from those comments he made last spring. here's what mitt romney was secretly recorded saying last may about the 47% of americans who don't pay taxes. >> who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them. >> reporter: romney now admits that some of those not paying taxes aren't victims as he said last may are wealthy americans. >> i think people would like to be paying taxes. the good news is if you're doing well enough financially that you can pay a tax. >> reporter: president obama last night on the late show reacting to romney. >> my expectation is if you want to be president you have to work for everybody, not just some. >> reporter: but some high profile republicans are backing their nominee. >
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Sep 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
needs to win the election. over the weekend, the obama campaign pounded on his 47% comments. nbc's brian mooar has the very latest from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: mitt romney wants to turn the conversation back to jobs, the economy, and leadership after a week spent largely on defense. >> well, i'll tell you what, this has been an interesting week. >> reporter: interesting, perhaps, but mitt romney doesn't want to repeat of last week. he's hoping to get back on the attack against president obama. >> he said, you know, you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. we're going to give him that chance on november 6th. >> reporter: romney's heading to battleground ohio for a three-day tour with running mate paul ryan, hoping to leave behind a weekdom natd by discouraging polls and the releases of a secret videotape and more tax information. >> probably not the best week in the campaign, but i will say that i think we can look back at last week as a campaign in a couple months and say this was the defining week in both campaigns. >> r
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Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
nbc news wall street journal marist poll shows president obama leading mitt romney in new hampshire. they are neck in neck in nevada and carolina. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: ten miles from the pentagon in springfield, virginia, mitt romney spoke to veterans blaming president obama for the agreement with republicans to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1st. >> and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable and devastating. >> reporter: romney's polls in this battleground state look potentially devastating. he's trailing by 3 to 7 p ers percent. romney backers like dave milne are worried. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> reporter: more romney the businessman suggests soccer mom monica camera. >> he needs to bring up the economy. >> reporter: president obama was in virginia pushing an elitist image of romney in a tv ad to run here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students tryi
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Sep 20, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >>> today examine 2012 moves to florida, both president obama and mitt romney will speak to hispanic voters. romney is facing questions about his remarks last spring that 47% of americans are dependent on the government, believe they are victims and not his problem to worry about. romney's 47% comment forced his campaign into days of damage control but a "usa today" gallup poll found 53% of independent voters found romney's comments will make no difference. 29% are less likely and 15% are more likely. susan mcginnis following it from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we did not hear before this hispanic audience romney mention that 47% number. on wednesday it was all about romney saying his campaign is about 100% of america. mitt romney tried to court the hispanic vote wednesday at a rally in miami. >> this party is the natural home for hispanic-americans because this is the party of opportunity and hope. ours is the party that will bring a brighter future. our party is the party of greatness. this is why hispanic-americans will join this campaign. we'll win because we'll
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Sep 17, 2012 4:00am PDT
from the obama administration and libyan officials about who exactly was behind last week's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. nbc's brian mooar has details. >> reporter: was the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya spontaneous or did terrorists use a protest over an anti-islamic film as cover? >> opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately are readily available in post-revolutionary libya. >> reporter: libya's interim president says it was coordinated, but not by libyans. >> it was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country few months ago. >> reporter: libyan officials say they've rounded up dozens of suspects. the fbi is hoping to deliver a definitive answer on what happened, but has been unable to reach the consulate in benghazi because it's still too dangerous. the waves of anti-american protests from north africa to asia appear to be ebbing, but critics of current u.s. policy say the protests are not the problem, they're a symptom. >> if we all decide to rall
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Sep 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
, mitt romney wants to help all americans struggling in the obama economy. as the governor has made clear all year, he is concerned about the growing number of people who are dependent on the federal government, including the record number of people who are on food stamps, nearly one in six americans in poverty, and the 23 million americans who are struggling to find work. mitt romney's plan creates 12 million new jobs in four years, grows the economy and moves americans off the government dependency and into jobs. meanwhile, the obama campaign issued its own statement saying it's, quote, hard to serve as president for all americans when you've disdainfully written off half the nation. >>> well, elsewhere outrage against the u.s. has stretched into a second week in the muslim world as the powerful leader of the militant group hezbollah calls for protests against that anti-islam film to continue. nbc's tracie potts has details from washington. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. and now it's turned deadly in afghanistan. a suicide bombing frnear the airport in kabul. an islamic mi
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Sep 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
the latest numbers, president obama five points ahead of mitt romney. this as romney tries to bounce back from what he said on tape last spring. here is what mitt romney was secretly recorded saying last may about the 40% of americans who don't believe in taxes. >> who believe they're entitled to health care, housing, food, you name it. my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them. >> reporter: with cameras now in full view, here is what he said at a fund-raiser last night. >> i believe instead the role of government is to help those who need help. >> reporter: he admits in a fox interview that some of those not paying taxes aren't victims but wealthy americans should pay. >> i think people would like to be paying taxes. the good news is if you're doing well enough financially that you can pay a tax. >> reporter: president obama on the late show last night reacting to romney's comment about the 47%. >> my expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everybody, not just some. >> reporter: but some high profile republicans are backing their no
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